About Us

Library History

On June 15, 1927 the Washington Mother's Club opened a public library in a room of the City Hall.  In 1937, the township voters approved taxes to support the library.  When it outgrew the City Hall in 1950, a new library was built at 301 Walnut.  An addition to that building was built in 1970.  The Sunnyland Branch opened in the Plaza in 1975 to better serve the entire area.  In October 2007, the main library moved to its current location in Five Points Washington.

Upcoming Events

Jan
18
Mon
9:00 am Winter Storytime Kit Pick-Up
Winter Storytime Kit Pick-Up
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am
Winter Storytime Kit Pick-Up @ Washington District Library- Main Library
These kits have the crafts and materials to participate along with Miss Ali in our 9 Weeks of Facebook Live Winter Storytime. Storytime is every Friday from Jan. 29 – Mar 26. Storytime Kits are first come, first serve. They can be picked up at the checkout desk in the children’s department. Kits are not[...]
Jan
20
Wed
4:00 pm Craft Along – Owl Hand Warmer
Craft Along – Owl Hand Warmer
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft Along - Owl Hand Warmer @ Facebook Premiere
Join Brendan from the Adult Services Department, for a Facebook Premiere crafting event. He will walk you through how to create this month’s adult craft, an Owl Hand Warmer. Craft Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Jan. 7 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials[...]
Jan
21
Thu
4:00 pm Craft Along – Birdseed Feeders
Craft Along – Birdseed Feeders
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft Along - Birdseed Feeders @ Facebook Live
Join Emily the Young Adult Librarian, for a Facebook LIVE crafting event. She will walk you through how to create this month’s Teen craft, a Birdseed Feeder. Craft Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Jan. 7 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials and instructions[...]
6:00 pm Tween Bullet Journaling Kit Pick-Up
Tween Bullet Journaling Kit Pick-Up
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tween Bullet Journaling Kit Pick-Up @ Washington District Library- Main Library
Start the year off organized by registering for a Tween Bullet Journal Kit! The kit includes a journal, writing utensils, and sample templates to help you get started. Kit pick-up will be at the check out desk in the children’s department of the Main Library. Kits are first come, first serve. Register by calling 309-444-2241.[...]
Jan
26
Tue
4:00 pm Craft Along – Sock Snowman
Craft Along – Sock Snowman
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Craft Along - Sock Snowman @ Facebook Live
Join Cassie from the Youth Services Department, for a Facebook LIVE crafting event. She will walk you through how to create this month’s kid craft, a Sock Snowman. Craft Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Jan. 7 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. If you were not able to get a kit, a list of materials and[...]
Jan
28
Thu
6:00 pm Tween How To- Bullet Journal
Tween How To- Bullet Journal
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tween How To- Bullet Journal @ Facebook Live
Join Cassie from the Youth Services Department, for a Facebook LIVE how to event. She will walk you through how to start your own Bullet Journal. Kit Pick-Up is Thursday, Jan 21 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. You must register for a kit. Register by calling 309-444-2241. If you were not able to get[...]
Jan
29
Fri
10:30 am Winter Storytime- Snow Much Fun!
Winter Storytime- Snow Much Fun!
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Winter Storytime- Snow Much Fun! @ Facebook Live
Join Miss Ali for a Facebook LIVE storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and a flannel board relating to the day’s theme. Storytime Kits can be picked up at the checkout desk in the children’s department starting Jan. 18. Kits are first come, first serve. Kits are not needed to enjoy the Storytime. View this event[...]
Feb
5
Fri
10:30 am Winter Storytime- Icky Sticky Bu...
Winter Storytime- Icky Sticky Bu...
Feb 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Winter Storytime- Icky Sticky Bubblegum! @ Facebook Live
Join Miss Ali for a Facebook LIVE storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and a flannel board relating to the day’s theme. Storytime Kits can be picked up at the checkout desk in the children’s department starting Jan. 18. Kits are first come, first serve. Kits are not needed to enjoy the Storytime. View this event[...]
Feb
12
Fri
10:30 am Winter Storytime- Happy Lunar Ne...
Winter Storytime- Happy Lunar Ne...
Feb 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Winter Storytime- Happy Lunar New Year! @ Facebook Live
Join Miss Ali for a Facebook LIVE storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and a flannel board relating to the day’s theme. Storytime Kits can be picked up at the checkout desk in the children’s department starting Jan. 18. Kits are first come, first serve. Kits are not needed to enjoy the Storytime. View this event[...]
Feb
15
Mon
all-day Library Closed
Library Closed
Feb 15 all-day
Library Closed
Main and Branch libraries closed all day for Presidents’ Day.